We work with partners across the Pacific on a wide variety of wildlife research and management topics. Click on one of the links below to explore some of our current projects, or use the search feature on the right to search by project or species
Our main areas of research focus on (but are not limited to) avian demography and behavior, and the impacts that introduced predators have on native species and ecosystems with the Oahu Elepaio, Laysan Albatross and Red-tailed Tropicbird being our focal species. We actively conduct seabird monitoring at Kaena point, Lehua Islet on multiple seabird species, and are involved in variable circular plot designs for monitoring forest birds on other Hawaiian Islands. We regularly conduct surveys and monitoring of rare species state-wide. Click on one of the links below to explore some of our current projects, or use the search feature on the right to search by topic or species.
We work together with local communities, government agencies, and other conservation organizations to undertake complex conservation projects in Hawaii and the Pacific. Many of our projects involve creating ‘islands’ within islands where predators have either been removed and excluded through fencing, or are controlled on a long term basis. We then work to restore the habitat in these areas, and in some cases, bring bird species back that are no longer found there through translocation and social attraction. We are the boots on the ground organization conducting the work. Throughout all of our projects, we actively conduct, and publish, research to better understand the methods and ecosystem changes to inform future conservation actions in the future. Click on one of the links below to explore some of our current projects, or use the search feature on the right to search by topic or species.
A video of one of our current project that involves multiple management actions is the Hawaiian Petrel translocation: